Kayla Name Meaning & Origin

Kayla

Pronunciation: KAY-lə (key)

Origin of the name Kayla:

Transferred use of the Anglicized Irish surname, which is from the Gaelic Mac Caollaidhe (son of Caollaidhe) and O'Caollaidhe (descendant of Caollaidhe). The name is derived from caol (slender).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Kaela, Kaila, Kaylah, Mackayla, Makayla

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Nicknames for Kayla

Kay, Ella, Kayle, Ayla, Kay Kay, K, Miss Kay, Kandy, Kaylynne, Lala, Mars Bar, Dad, Hubby, KaylaAtTheDisco, KitKat, Katie, Katrina, Kat

Meanings and history of the name Kayla

Likely a name that stems from "Michaela," that became "Makayla," and finally "Kayla," or is just two trendy sounds put together. If derived from Michaela, the meaning is actually "Who is like God?" Michaela is the feminine form of the name "Michael," an angel of the Bible. Michael's name is literally a praise stating that no one can compare to God.

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Pure/Purity in Greek; Beloved; Wise Child in Arabic; Keeper of the keys in English; Rejoice in Greek; Laurel Crown in Hebrew

Hebrew: A/the laurel crown; a crown made of laurels was often given to winners of competitions back in ancient Greece and were associated with victory/triumph. A laurel crown is a wreath placed on top of a person's head. Though modern laurel wreaths are often circular and made of Bay Laurels (an evergreen plant), they were shaped more like horse shoes in ancient Greece.

Famous real-life people named Kayla

Kayla Ewell, actress
Kayla Collins, model
Kayla Barclay, Miss Utah 2008
Kayla Stra, jockey
Kayla Clark, Artist
Kayla Sinistore, Cool Best Friend who will help anyone

Kayla in song, story & screen

Dr. Kayla Johnson is a character on Days of Our Lives
Kayla was a wolf in a movie, which was called Kayla.
Kayla named doll, Groovy Girls
Kayla is a background character in "99 Homes"

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